Fashion In A Flash #2 LFW
By Jessica Bumpus
As London Fashion Week draws to a close, fast-track yourself with the collections that stood...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
As London Fashion Week draws to a close, fast-track yourself with the collections that stood out.   David Koma  Core Koma got a romantic flourish for Spring/Summer 2018. David is a designer whose clothes take charge, and these certainly did. It was a departure from the strictness of...
As London Fashion Week draws to a close, fast-track yourself with the collections that stood out.   David Koma  Core Koma got a romantic flourish for Spring/Summer 2018. David is a designer whose clothes take charge, and these certainly did. It was a departure from the strictness of last season, but it maintained the precise nature upon which he has built and come to define his...
Darkness Descends on LFW
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Must be the season of the witch. In a month when Hillary Clinton is being burned at the stake...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Must be the season of the witch. In a month when Hillary Clinton is being burned at the stake (again) for daring to tell her side of the story, London's fashion designers seem to be embracing the global sense of doom and darkness.   Photo by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION Preen's...
Must be the season of the witch. In a month when Hillary Clinton is being burned at the stake (again) for daring to tell her side of the story, London's fashion designers seem to be embracing the global sense of doom and darkness.   Photo by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION Preen's ethereal, clinging cobweb dresses sprang from – and sat in opposition to – the oppressive Puritanism of...
THIS IS LONDON: A FASHION TOUR
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
’Regardez Londres!’ the tour guide declared, flinging her arms wide. Her flock clustered round...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
’Regardez Londres!’ the tour guide declared, flinging her arms wide. Her flock clustered round her, their phones and cameras clicking as they took in the postcard-perfect panorama; from the small blue bridge in the middle of St. James’ Park, the London you see is a sweep of fantasy – the Union...
’Regardez Londres!’ the tour guide declared, flinging her arms wide. Her flock clustered round her, their phones and cameras clicking as they took in the postcard-perfect panorama; from the small blue bridge in the middle of St. James’ Park, the London you see is a sweep of fantasy – the Union Jack over Buckingham Palace, the Millennium Eye circling in the distance, the turrets of Whitehall...
Two Sides of The Same Coin: Marques' Almeida & Christopher Kane
By Jessica Bumpus
“We’ve been thinking a lot about the expectations on girls and women and everything they’re...
By Jessica Bumpus
“We’ve been thinking a lot about the expectations on girls and women and everything they’re expected to do,” introduced Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida of their Spring/Summer 2018 collection today which, a couple of hours later, was followed by fellow London Fashion Week favourite, Christopher...
“We’ve been thinking a lot about the expectations on girls and women and everything they’re expected to do,” introduced Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida of their Spring/Summer 2018 collection today which, a couple of hours later, was followed by fellow London Fashion Week favourite, Christopher Kane. “I have always been obsessed by that pristine woman, so clean, so proper, yet having an...
Interview: The Return of Holly Fulton
By Jessica Bumpus
Welcome back Holly Fulton! Having taken a hiatus for the past year, the Scottish designer was...
By Jessica Bumpus
Welcome back Holly Fulton! Having taken a hiatus for the past year, the Scottish designer was back on the London Fashion Week schedule this season and feeling refreshed.  Images Courtesy of PR “We had a little breather. It was a gap year… a delayed gap year,” laughed the designer at her...
Welcome back Holly Fulton! Having taken a hiatus for the past year, the Scottish designer was back on the London Fashion Week schedule this season and feeling refreshed.  Images Courtesy of PR “We had a little breather. It was a gap year… a delayed gap year,” laughed the designer at her presentation, an ode to all things chez Holly Fulton from clothes to carpets, cushions, and even an...
CLASS OF ’97: LONDON’S SECRET STARS
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
In the mid-Noughties, London fashion experienced a perfect storm. Talent (Christopher Kane, Mary...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
In the mid-Noughties, London fashion experienced a perfect storm. Talent (Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll, Meadham Kirchhoff) collided with opportunity, exposure, and interest to trigger a boom whose afterglow still lingers over the city’s...
In the mid-Noughties, London fashion experienced a perfect storm. Talent (Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll, Meadham Kirchhoff) collided with opportunity, exposure, and interest to trigger a boom whose afterglow still lingers over the city’s catwalks today. But its also had a strange impact on history, foregrounding this infant establishment to...
Gareth Pugh SS18
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Fashion in a Flash | LFW #1
By Jessica Bumpus
  London Fashion Week, we know, is home to young and new talent. Here’s a look at those...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
  London Fashion Week, we know, is home to young and new talent. Here’s a look at those catching our eye so far this week, and a spotlight on some leaders of the pack.    Simone Rocha  Such is the blend and signature that Rocha has come to coin over the years – she graduated from...
  London Fashion Week, we know, is home to young and new talent. Here’s a look at those catching our eye so far this week, and a spotlight on some leaders of the pack.    Simone Rocha  Such is the blend and signature that Rocha has come to coin over the years – she graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2010 and has propelled up the fashion ladder of success ever since – that...
Camping and Lego at Mary Katrantzou
Ralph & Russo RTW
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
    Fashion careers, like fairytales, are meant to follow the rules. Designers are meant to...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
    Fashion careers, like fairytales, are meant to follow the rules. Designers are meant to burst onto the scene like baby stars, to enjoy their Hot New Now moment – and then either crash to earth, or step discreetly back into the shadows, biding their time until (and if) the industry's...
    Fashion careers, like fairytales, are meant to follow the rules. Designers are meant to burst onto the scene like baby stars, to enjoy their Hot New Now moment – and then either crash to earth, or step discreetly back into the shadows, biding their time until (and if) the industry's spotlight circles round to them again.   Photo by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION   It's...
JW Anderson Gets Wholesome
By Jessica Bumpus
Heading into fashion week and the world is in a state of unrest. Even yesterday on the first day...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Heading into fashion week and the world is in a state of unrest. Even yesterday on the first day of London Fashion Week, a terrorist attack in Parsons Green, west London, couldn't help but overshadow the day. So of course this would go some way into providing the canvas upon which collections...
Heading into fashion week and the world is in a state of unrest. Even yesterday on the first day of London Fashion Week, a terrorist attack in Parsons Green, west London, couldn't help but overshadow the day. So of course this would go some way into providing the canvas upon which collections were played out or conceived in the first place this season. A note from Jonathan Anderson for his JW...
UNDER THE SKIN: Clothes and Causes at London Fashion Week
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
You heard the noise long before you could see anything; dull, booming thumps, soundtracking an...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
You heard the noise long before you could see anything; dull, booming thumps, soundtracking an over-and-over chorus of shouts: "SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!" Photo by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION It was Day 1 of London Fashion Week, and the broad pavement outside the official venue on the Strand...
You heard the noise long before you could see anything; dull, booming thumps, soundtracking an over-and-over chorus of shouts: "SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!" Photo by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION It was Day 1 of London Fashion Week, and the broad pavement outside the official venue on the Strand was thronged. This time, though, the street style photographers and magazine hawkers had been crowded...
REVIEW | Michael Kors – From Manhattan to Malibu
By Robin Torres
“It feels like if Kate Moss and Johnny Depp were still dating and went on vacation to Bora Bora,”...
By Robin Torres
“It feels like if Kate Moss and Johnny Depp were still dating and went on vacation to Bora Bora,” said Michael Kors about the evening portion of his collection in an intimate press preview the day before the show. If that doesn’t paint a picture, not much else will (unless of course you lived...
“It feels like if Kate Moss and Johnny Depp were still dating and went on vacation to Bora Bora,” said Michael Kors about the evening portion of his collection in an intimate press preview the day before the show. If that doesn’t paint a picture, not much else will (unless of course you lived under a rock during the 90s).  But for the mainstay of the show – which was unusually casual and...
Trend Alert: The Weird Bra Trend
By Jessica Bumpus
  When is a bra not a bra? At New York Fashion Week, apparently. The traditionally...
By Jessica Bumpus
  When is a bra not a bra? At New York Fashion Week, apparently. The traditionally lingerie-associated item took flight from beneath layers to become the mainstay and focal point of many a collection this season, making for one of the most – and only – prominent trends, albeit a tricky one,...
  When is a bra not a bra? At New York Fashion Week, apparently. The traditionally lingerie-associated item took flight from beneath layers to become the mainstay and focal point of many a collection this season, making for one of the most – and only – prominent trends, albeit a tricky one, among a landscape that was still left strewn with strange shirts of obscure layering and too-long...
NYFW’s Identity Crisis: What Does It All Mean?
By Robin Torres
That NYFW is changing, for most of the industry – from street style photographers to senior...
By Robin Torres
That NYFW is changing, for most of the industry – from street style photographers to senior editors – is a given. The very organization of the shows this season, with more schedule gaps and with what feels like less runway shows than usual, or the much talked about departure of some America’s...
That NYFW is changing, for most of the industry – from street style photographers to senior editors – is a given. The very organization of the shows this season, with more schedule gaps and with what feels like less runway shows than usual, or the much talked about departure of some America’s most ingenious designers – like Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, Rodarte, and Thom Browne – are proof of...